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Archive for March 1st, 2006

Don’t You Even!

Posted by Ryan on March 1, 2006

Premier Gorbachev is sounding off, yet again, on how much America sucks today, and how we missed all the great opportunities of the contemporary world. Typical liberal banter to be sure, but here are my further gripes with Gorby at the moment:

  1. First, why is it that when elder statesmen lose it (read Jimmah Carter, Robert “KKK” “Sheets” Byrd, the Cape Cod Orca) we all of a sudden revere their point of view (as long as it’s anti-American, which in the MSM means anti-Bush…so it’s okay)?
  2. Also, it’s quite obvious that Gorby is just jealous that his old country sucked and ours doesn’t–and has been groaning and moaning for the last 15 years about it!
  3. Who cares what this Dark-Side-of-the-late-20th-Century Brontosaurus has to think about the world anyway? If there’s any former Soviet’s point of view one might want to hear, let’s listen to Boris–a leader who actually WANTED democracy– rather than Gorby, who only wanted to fix that broken, antiquated, and evil totalitarian state, not replace it.

I think a lot of this time-to-time media attention on Gorby is, of course anti-Bush, but is also a little bit of collective media nostalgia for the romanticized seventy-plus-year dream that happened to go tragically astray for them in 1991. Apparatchik Gorby is a sad joke who was ultimately politically smitten by the greatness of the Modern Triumverate of Freedom: The Iron Lady, Ronaldus Magnus I, and John Paul the Great.

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In Fairness, Interns Are a Legacy Too

Posted by Mike on March 1, 2006

This story has been all over the internets for a couple of days. I figured I’d post the link today while we’re on the topic of legacy. The Clinton Foundation is looking for 25 interns who will have, among other things, the opportunity to have hands on experience directly with the staff. GOP and the City has a link for those interested in filling out an application.

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Sad State of Affairs

Posted by Sal on March 1, 2006

It’s a sad state of affairs when more people know the characters of The Simpsons than know the First Amendment. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love the Simpsons. The show has very intelligent satire mixed in with ridiculous slapstick, and is hilarious. The fact that only 25% of the American people can identify even two of the freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment, while over 50% can name at least two Simpsons characters is disturbing. Also, 22% of people can name all five Simpson’s main characters, but only .1% can name all five freedoms enumerated in the First Amendment.

For the record, the five rights enumerated in the First Amendment are:
Freedom of Speech
Freedom of Religion
Right to Assembly
Freedom of Press
Right to Petition the Government

And also for the Record, I do know the names of the five Simpsons characters:


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The Patriot Act

Posted by Sal on March 1, 2006

The Patriot act neared assured passage today with a 69-30 vote to limit debate (thus preventing a filibuster). Final passage by the Senate is expected next week, and the House will vote and pass the bill shortly after that.

This is a major victory for the Country. The tools in the Patriot act have helped the government fight terrorism and prevent attacks over the last 4+ years since 9/11. So, Sen. Reid, you did not “Kill the Patriot Act”.

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Culture of Corruption

Posted by Mike on March 1, 2006

That’s funny. I thought corruption was a Republican problem.

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Now That’s A Legacy

Posted by Mike on March 1, 2006

President Bush just paid a visit to Afghanistan’s democratically elected President, Hamid Karzai. Visiting a democratically elected Afghan President would have been unheard of at any time in the past. Prior to the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, that nation’s leaders actively promoted terrorism and provided a safe harbor for terror organizations. Today, an American ally is in power, assisting the U.S in its effort to root out terrorism. This remarkable turn of events is the direct result of our brave soldiers’ efforts under the leadership of President George W. Bush.

Of course, much works remains in rooting out terrorism in Afghanistan and elsewhere, but the importance of having an ally in power in Afghanistan cannot be overstated. Although terrorists still exist in the country, it is much more difficult for them to operate. They no longer have the benefit of a government-provided safe harbor. They are on the run. They are hiding in their caves. Their operations are severely hindered and they are under a constant threat of death or capture.

President Bush’s decision to go to war in Afghanistan has led to the liberation of millions and denied Al Qaeda a base from which they can seriously plot attacks on American soil. That’s a legacy to be proud of.

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